OK, let me first backup and clarify something. YEs, you do have to be able to run the ball in the NFL to succeed, and we need to work on that a lot. But you dont have to run to set up the pass. When the strength of the team is its recieving corps and its strong armed QB, you can pass to set up the run. If we started the game with a long series of well scripted short passes with only a few runs, it would have a similer effect as a run game. In a game where one team is eating up large chunks of yardage on the ground, safeties come up to help and sometimes corners are faked out and the recievers come open because the other team is trying to stop the run. Similerly, when a team can be successfull with short dink and dunk stuff for gains of 5 and 8 yards all the way up the field, then teams start playing closer to the lines. when they come up to stop it, the fast recievers burn them deep. when they try to cover the recievers deep- we gash them with 8 yard dinks. that eats clock almost like a run. This week, to make the running game more effective, we need to run a lot of short gain pass pass plays mixed with a few runs and then burn them deep. THis will keep them afraid of the pass and respecting the pass, which will open up the run game. Its much easier to run when the other team fears your pass. I know many other have shared this opinion but i would like to hear more opinions and discussion on it. I know all of you guys have opinions.